DEEP: Northern Spring Peeper

Northern Spring Peeper

(Pseudacris c. crucifer)

{Northern Spring Peeper}  

IDENTIFICATION: An arboreal frog distinguished by its brown dorsum with an X-shaped marking and small suction cups on the tips of its toes. Very small, females larger than males, adults 20-35 mm body length.

The diminutive spring peeper is widely distributed in the state, and is found across a wide range of habitats. It is tolerant of slightly brackish water, and occurs from the upper edges of Connecticut's salt marshes to forested mountaintops, and even in some urban parks. The spring peeper is presently considered secure in Connecticut.

Frogs | Amphibians and Reptiles in Connecticut